Author Archives: The Texas Tribune

Texas Revising Its Sex Education Standards, But Will Likely Remain Silent on LGBTQ Issues

Texas Revising Its Sex Education Standards, But Will Likely Remain Silent on LGBTQ Issues

The Republican-dominated State Board of Education is taking up the first revision of sex ed curriculum in more than 20 years. LGBTQ students say they’re being excluded again. By Aliyya Swaby, The Texas Tribune By the age of 16, Atticus Sandlin has become a sex education expert. As a student at Hebron High School in

Here’s How to Vote by Mail in Texas

Your questions answered about who qualifies, when to expect your ballot and how to make sure your vote counts. By Megan Menchaca and Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune Texas is gearing up for a monumental election in the middle of a pandemic. And while the state is one of just six that hasn’t opened up

Texas coronavirus cases lead to cancellation of Austin’s SXSW

The annual Austin festival founded in 1987 attracts more than 400,000 attendees from all over the world and generates hundreds of millions of dollars. By Naomi Andu, The Texas Tribune Austin Mayor Steve Adler declared a local disaster on Thursday that effectively cancels this year’s South by Southwest festival. The 10-day event was scheduled to

Joe Biden Wins Texas Primary in a Stunning Turnaround

Biden had trailed in the polls leading up to election day, which pointed to Bernie Sanders as the frontrunner. By Alex Samuels, The Texas Tribune Former Vice President Joe Biden has won the Texas presidential primary, continuing a stunning revival of his once-struggling campaign that has helped him solidify himself as one of the two

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